Created by Maximilian Schwarzmüller
    Last Updated on September 04, 2019

    # Overview

    Modern web development heavily relies on APIs. No matter if you’re building a frontend web app (e.g. with Angular or React) or if you’re building a mobile app - you typically need some backend to which you can send data and from which you can retrieve data.

    Web APIs act as such backends.

    When it comes to building them, you typically got two main options: REST APIs and GraphQL APIs.

    In the above video, we’ll dive into the differences and explore under which circumstances which API shines!